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  • West Texas Rehab Center Telethon January 21, 2017
    Join your favorite television and country/western stars as they perform at this annual fund-raiser.
  • PlayMaker January 21, 2017
    PlayMaker is designed as a tool to motivate and inspire the audience to live life with a purpose. Our country is at a crucial point where living a life filled with character is critical for future generations. Featuring speaker Grant Teaff, AFCA Executive Director Emeritus. Be a PlayMaker! Make a difference!
  • Hike and Clean Up at Abilene State Park January 21, 2017
  • Founders Dinner with William Joyce January 20, 2017
    Join co-founder William Joyce and other founding members of the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature they kick off the NCCIL's 20th Anniversary Celebrations in 2017.
  • Paramount Film Series: Florence Foster Jenkins January 20, 2017
    Meryl Streep stars as New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins in this hilarious and heartwarming true story of a woman who dreams of becoming a great star, but is actually a terrible singer. Color; 111 minutes; Rated PG-13

Abilene Sunrise

“Those who live at the ends of the earth
stand in awe of your wonders.
From where the sun rises to where it sets,
you inspire shouts of joy.”
Psalm 65:8


Photo cred: Katie and Cade Browning

Abilene’s Littlest Fans


Today Visit Abilene, Texas had the opportunity to meet some of the littlest and brightest fans of Abilene by reading How The Grinch Stole Christmas to a couple of third grade classes at Johnson Elementary. They not only heard the iconic Christmas story of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” but also learned that travel and tourism bring in over 3.67 million people to Visit Abilene, Texas each year and that Abilene is one of the few communities in the world to have all 6 of the Dr. Seuss sculptures on display! We may not be the Grinch but we can for sure say that because of this our heart grew 3 sizes today! #VisitAbilene #MrsManskerRocks #StorybookCaptialofChristmas

Every Friday & Saturday from 6-9pm until December 23rd head to 23 Junk Street for their Backyard Light Display as they light up their backyard with a beautiful light display, eat from local Abilene food trucks, listen to live music and take a free picture with Santa!
23 Junk Street
2257 Industrial Blvd., Abilene
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CityLink Tour of Lights


This holiday season (Saturday, December 17, 2016-Friday, December 23, 2016) enjoy being driven on a tour of Abilene homes decorated with Christmas light displays by the City Link of Abilene from 7-8:30 pm!
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26th Annual Christmas Lane lights and more!

Don’t forget to head over to the Abilene State Supported Living Center for the 26th Annual Christmas Lane. Over 105 outdoor exhibits to enjoy, talk to Santa, call the North Pole, and more! Open from 6-10 pm until December 23rd! You don’t want to miss out!
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December 2016 ArtWalk: The Giving Spree

Join us for the Center for Contemporary Arts December Art Walk: The Giving Spree in Downtown Abilene on Thursday, December 8th from 5-8pm! This month give the gift of a membership to your loved one or purchase original artwork by one of our artist members.

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USTA will generate $5.5 Million into Abilene over next 3 years!

The Abilene Tennis Association, the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Abilene Sports Alliance have partnered to play host the Championship Masters (12s),Championship Masters (14s–18s) and the Grand Slam Selection Champions for the next three years! The economic impact over the next three years will bring $5.5 million into Abilene! Thank you to everyone who has made this bid possible! #visitabilene


Week of Nov 28th – Dec 4th


Welcome to Abilene, y’all!

City Sidewalks Parade 2016


Join us in Downtown Abilene tomorrow night, November 29th from 5-8 pm for the annual City Sidewalks & Coca Cola Fox 15 Christmas Lights Parade! Sponsored by the Abilene Downtown Association. Rediscover the charm of Christmas in downtown as merchants, museums and galleries open their doors for an evening of holiday cheer! Activities include a Fox 15 Abilene Christmas Lights parade, community tree, performances by Abilene Independent School District students and free goodies.

City Sidewalks: 5 – 8 p.m.
Parade: 6:30 p.m.
Tree lighting: 7:30 p.m.

12 Days of Christmas!


The holiday season is finally here and we have a bunch of exciting things planned for you! Coming up is the 12 Days Of Christmas happening for the first 12 days of December. It includes 12 different gift ideas that you can purchase right here at the ACVB! And as a gift from us to you, we will be giving away one of each of the 12 gift ideas! Happy happy holidays to all of our followers! Stay tuned for more info!
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